Using JetBlue Points on Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaii is a very popular destination for award travelers, and there are many ways to get there using your hard-earned points and miles. One option in particular is the state’s flagship carrier, Hawaiian Airlines. While the airline’s HawaiianMiles program is a transfer partner of the American Express Membership Rewards program, it also partners with other…

Using Points and Miles for a Family Award Trip to Maui

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available – Hilton HHonors Surpass Card from American Express Hawaii is not just a romantic destination for couples; it can actually be an outstanding place for award travelers to vacation as a family. Honolulu is the most popular destination in Hawaii, but its visitors tend to be business, military or international…

Maximizing Chase Ultimate Rewards Points for a Trip to Hawaii

In August, Chase made waves in the points and miles world with the introduction of a fantastic new product: the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card. The card is currently offering a sign-up bonus of 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months from account opening. This sign-up bonus is…

6 Incredible Days in Kauai on Points & Miles

Kauai, the Garden Isle, home to hiking, surfing, general chillaxing and the famously dramatic Na Pali Coast, is a gem of the Hawaiian Islands. It offers travelers all the opportunities of a major destination in a mix of tours and tiny towns, yet all the seclusion and nature one could want with luxe hotels and world-class…

Review: Hawaiian Airlines (Boeing 717) Economy from Maui to Oahu

TO THE POINT: Getting from island to island in Hawaii is pretty easy, especially with a short hop between Maui and Kauai aboard Hawaiian Airlines’ Boeing 717. The pros: service with a smile and an Aloha state of mind. The cons: teeny tiny trays, cramped economy seats and a strange lack of snacks. There are…

8 Activities in Hawaii for Adrenaline Junkies

Hi, My name is Bill, and I have multiple a problems I think you can relate to. I have trouble feeling any feelings unless they are hunger or boredom — or travel (trust me, its a feeling). And unless you’re a pharmaceutical sales rep with a suitcase full of Xanax samples, I won’t be able…

Hotel Review: An Ocean View Junior Suite at the St. Regis Princeville

TO THE POINT: The St. Regis Princeville is a beautiful property on Kauai’s scenic northern shore, perfect for a relaxing vacation. The pros: great location overlooking Hanalei Bay, attentive staff, beautiful grounds. The cons: expensive redemption and cash rates, a long drive from the airport, feels somewhat outdated. The St. Regis Princeville is not only…

Delta Flash Sale: Save up to 25% on Award Flights to Hawaii

Been planning a trip to Hawaii but haven’t pulled the trigger on a flight just yet? Now could be a good time to do so with Delta’s latest flash sale. If you book your round-trip flight between now and 11:59pm ET (tonight!), you can get up to 25% off an award redemption. Fares during the sale start…

The 10 Most Anticipated Hotels Opening Around the World This Fall

Just because Labor Day weekend is behind us doesn’t mean it’s time to stop traveling. Whether you’re planning a fall or wintertime getaway, these 10 hot new hotel openings should be on your travel radar. While the list below is by no means exhaustive, it represents the best of the best of fall openings in destinations…

Travel Waivers Issued as Storms Head for Hawaii and Florida

Update 2: And here’s United’s NYC waiver: Update: Airlines have begun to add waivers for New York City-area airports as well. American Airlines’ waiver is here and below: For those that missed their calendar reminder, June 1 kicked off “hurricane season” in the Atlantic. However, September is usually the busiest month for tropical systems. The tropics are…